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Twisted photons

Author
Molina-Terriza, G.; Juan P. Torres; Torner, L.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Nature physics
Date of publication
2007-05
Volume
3
Number
5
First page
305
Last page
310
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1038/nphys607 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/105315 Open in new window
URL
http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v3/n5/full/nphys607.html Open in new window
Abstract
The orbital angular momentum of light represents a fundamentally new optical degree of freedom. Unlike linear momentum, or spin angular momentum, which is associated with the polarization of light, orbital angular momentum arises as a subtler and more complex consequence of the spatial distribution of the intensity and phase of an optical field — even down to the single photon limit. Consequently, researchers have only begun to appreciate its implications for our understanding of the many ways...
Citation
Molina-Terriza, G., Juan P. Torres, Torner, L. Twisted photons. "Nature physics", Maig 2007, vol. 3, núm. 5, p. 305-310.
Group of research
FOTONICA - Photonics Research Group

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